From the category archives:

Pet Loss

I was “introduced” to Sally when I met and started dating my then-boyfriend/now fiancé, Patrick. She had gone through a series of pet parents before she landed her “forever Daddy.” Patrick and Sally were truly bonded – in fact, I think she was a wee bit jealous of me when I started coming around and […]

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The holidays are a time of year where we get to create new memories. A time for both giving and receiving gifts from friends and family. It’s also a time when many are remembering their loved ones that are no longer here. These loved ones often include pets.

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Learn about Fishbone, my close friend from the time I was 12 until I was 18. Read what I did to commemorate her after she passed over the Rainbow Bridge.

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In Memory of Maxx

by DFS-Pet-Blog on May 18, 2011

Enjoy your pets… love them and care for them. When it’s time to let them go, remember the good times they were a part of your life.

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The decision to euthanize a pet is a difficult one. It’s helpful to be informed so you are better prepared to make choices during this sad time.

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When a Child’s Pet Dies

by DFS-Pet-Blog on October 27, 2010

Important info for parents! Pet loss is difficult, and when a child is involved you want to do everything you can to help them through their grief.

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Pet loss is difficult for all family members – human and animal. Is a puppy just what Sam needs?

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Passages

by DFS-Pet-Blog on August 11, 2010

A memorial post for Dulse, a beloved 13 year-old Newfie.

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For the Love of Bob

by DFS-Pet-Blog on July 8, 2010

After losing a beloved pet, a family opened a dog shelter designed especially for senior dogs who need a home.

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What can be confused as a cat hairball cough could actually be something much more serious. Learn about cat coughing but there’s no hairball.

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Sharing the Loss

by DFS-Pet-Blog on February 16, 2010

For those of us who have experienced losing a beloved pet, we know the grief is real and deep. Here’s a chance to connect with other people who have also experienced pet loss.

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Do animals grieve? Yes! Sam experienced a loss of his own and changed his eating, playing, and interaction habits when Dutch, another pet in the household, died.

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To Lose A Friend

by DFS-Pet-Blog on November 22, 2009

Dog owner tells his heart-felt story of his dog, Dutch, a faithful and loving companion who was suddenly taken by canine congestive heart failure.

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